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Get Ready To Indulge At Noosa Eat & Drink’s Epic Autumn Food Festival

By Isabel Croker
18th Feb 2021

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Clear your calendars—the Noosa Eat and Drink Autumn Fare is hitting the Sunshine Coast next month and we couldn’t be more excited. That’s right, our fave food and drink festival is back in March and with more than fifteen events jam-packed into one epic long weekend, it’s set to be a foodie’s dream. 

Spread over four mouth-watering days, Noosa Eat & Drink Autumn Fare is the second in the series of seasonal Noosa Eat & Drink food experiences and is a love affair of great food, drinks, live music and entertainment in one of Australia’s favourite foodie destinations. Celebrating the Noosa region through a smorgasbord of incredible food and drink experiences, the Autumn Fare will showcase Noosa’s amazing restaurants, chefs, breweries and producers.

The series of bespoke events include long lunches, degustation dinners, sunset soirees, guest chefs, cooking classes and food and drink discovery tours. Chuck a sensational array of artists and entertainers into the mix and you’re settling in for a truly unforgettable experience. 

So what’s on the agenda, you might wonder? Well, we’re glad you asked. Feast your eyes on the best food and drink events happening at the Autumn Fare. 

Craggy Range & Taittinger Champagne Lunch

If you’re looking for a truly luxurious foodie experience, this is for you. Frenchies Brasserie will be hosting an unforgettable luncheon, showcasing iconic New Zealand wines paired masterfully with mouth-watering dishes. Start with kingfish tartare, then tuck into slow-cooked duck breast and sweeten your palate with Frenchies signature chocolate tart. Yep, we’re drooling too.

Duck And Pinot Noir

Settle in for a long, boozy lunch at Gusto’s signature four-course luncheon, showcasing duck, pinot noir and a hint of chocolate. This tantalising menu is curated by head chef Michael Trask, so you know it’s going to be damn good. Soak in the uninterrupted views of the glistening Noosa River, sip on your vino and indulge in the specialty cuisine. This experience is so popular, it’s being held over two days, so get booking, pronto.

Celebration Of Queensland

Queensland is the state of sun, surf and some truly delicious cuisine (aren’t we lucky?). Celebrate Queensland’s iconic flavours and ingredients at Locale Ristorante and feast on a specially curated four-course menu, paired with matching wines. Sample this mouth-watering menu and you’ll understand why we’re called the Sunshine State.

A Day On The Riviera

While we may not be able to travel to the French Riviera anytime soon, you can sample flavours of the region at this tantalising foodie experience. The French and Tuscan Riviera will be coming to Noosa Waterfront for a magnificent five-course lunch, paired with matching wines by a 26th generation winemaker from Tuscany. Sounds like a boozy doozy of a luncheon.

Autumn Paella Fiesta

Who doesn’t love a fiery classic paella? If that’s you, we’re no longer friends. Tuck into this Spanish classic at the Autumn Paella Fiesta, where you will be treated to two hearty serves of paella and a tapas dessert share plate. Quench your thirst with two glasses of sangria and you’re settling into for an awesome foodie experience.

Autumn Harvest Long Lunch

Ever wanted to meet the producers behind your favourite goodies? Now’s your chance to meet some of the region’s finest artisan producers, mingle with foodie lovers on long tables and tuck into a mouth-watering Autumn Harvest long lunch. K2 beef, Kenilworth cheese and Noosa Black Coffee will be just some of the delicacies you can dive into. 

Queensland Heritage Dinner

Some of Queensland’s most talented chefs, including Matt Golinski and Gillian Hirst, are collaborating to offer an unforgettable evening of wining and dining. Showcasing the best of the Noosa region’s flavours, their epic menu is bound to impress and guests will be wowed with surprise live performances. When the chefs cooking your meals are the geniuses who transformed Brisbane dining to the world-class food scene it is today, you know it’s going to be good. 

Meet The Makers On The Rail Trail

A gourmet foodie experience aboard a historic train? Count us in. This unique food and drink discovery tour will wind through the scenic Noosa Hinterland and treat you to the best of the region’s delicacies. Meet the growers, jump off the train and explore local foodie hotspots and indulge in a delicious long luncheon. 

XO Goes To Tassie

Embassy XO will be taking you on a first-class tour of Tasmania, where signature Tassie wine will be expertly matched with a delicious four-course lunch. Steamed Harvey Bar scallops, braised duck leg and coconut sago are just some of the delights you can look forward to feasting on.

La Vida Lunch Experience

You can’t go to Noosa without sampling the mouth-watering fresh seafood, and La Vida is one of the best places to sample the local delicacies. During this mingling lunchtime experience, guests will be treated to a range of fresh seafood and canapes paired beautifully with drinks. 

Miss Moneypenny's Famous Bottomless Lunch

If you haven’t tried Miss Moneypenny’s bottomless lunch before, you’ve been sorely missing out (it’s famous for a reason). Don’t worry—now’s your chance to change that. Indulge in this epic smorgasbord and spritz it up with a two-hour beverage package of cocktails, bubbles, wine and beer.


What: Noosa Eat & Drink Festival Autumn Fare
Where: Various locations, Noosa
When: 11-14 March 2021

For more information, click here.

Wined and dined yourself silly at this epic foodie weekend? Rest your head at some of the coolest places to stay in Noosa.

Image credit: Noosa Eat & Drink

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